U.S. seeks elevator work at Ice Harbor, John Day, Glen Canyon

WALLA WALLA, Wash., U.S. 2/3/12 (PennWell) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation have issued solicitations involving maintenance or rehabilitation of elevators at three major hydroelectric projects in the West. Responses are due in February and March.

In similar solicitations, the Corps took bids in January for elevator maintenance and rehabilitation at 980-MW McNary Dam and 1,780-MW Dalles Dam on the Columbia River.

603-MW Ice Harbor

The Corps' Walla Walla District now seeks bids Feb. 17 for services, repairs, inspections, and testing necessary to maintain five passenger elevators and one freight elevator at the 603-MW Ice Harbor hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Washington. The Corps plans to issue a contract with a base year plus two option years.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912EF12Q0017 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Bids are due Feb. 17. For information, contact Camilla Allen, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 N. 3rd Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876; (1) 509-527-7213; E-mail: camilla.allen@usace.army.mil.

2,160-MW John Day

The Corps' Portland District plans to take bids for refurbishment of elevators at the 2,160-MW John Day project on the Columbia River in Oregon. The agency expects to issue a request for proposals in February with bids due in March.

The Corps plans to seek all materials and labor to ensure the station service and Bay 9 elevators meet codes. Shafts are to be upgraded to proper fire rating, with fire detection installed at all landings. New electrical and mechanical equipment is to be provided for each elevator. The work is expected to cost between $1 million and $5 million.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9127N12R0006 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

For information, contact Jeffrey Renner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Contracting Division (CECT-NWP), P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208-2946; (1) 503-808-4630; E-mail: jeff.s.renner@usace.army.mil.

1,312-MW Glen Canyon

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms able to recommend modernization improvements to six elevators at 1,312-MW Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River near Page, Ariz. Responses are due March 9.

Reclamation said it issued the sources sought notice as market research for planning purposes.

The six traction elevators were installed in the early 1960s, with controls modernized in 1987 that are now obsolete.
The sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. R12SS40004 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box. Site visits are to be available upon request from Feb. 6-10.

Responses are due to the address below by March 9. For information, contact Washington Bennett, Contract Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation - UC-846, 125 South State St., Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1147; (1) 801-524-3853; E-mail: wbennett@usbr.gov.

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